Plating Piedmont

Chef Enrico Crippa sets the modern standard for regional cuisine at Piazza Duomo in Alba
Robert Camuto
Issue: August 31, 2014

Enrico Crippa is not a winegrower. He is a cook, and, at 43, is arguably the most important chef in the Piedmont region, a rising star in a generation of Italian culinary innovators. Here in this plot between the road and a creek is his main culinary weapon—a garden supplying almost all of the greens, vegetables, fruits, wild plants and edible flowers that flavor and color his cuisine. Wine Spectator's Robert Camuto reports.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands July 22, 2014.

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